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Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes

Before Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath came together to form the electronic pop project known as Sylvan Esso, they were both deeply rooted in the world of folk. Sanborn played bass for psych-folk group Megafaun, while Meath was a member of the buzzed-about trio Mountain Man. As Sylvan Esso, they masterfully blend folkier elements with an unusual dance-pop sound. Sanborn’s bass-heavy beats have a distinct sense of melancholy that pairs perfectly with Meath’s soft-spoken vocals and emotionally heavy lyrics. The result? Sad songs you can dance your ass off to. Sylvan Esso will be joined at the 40 Watt by Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner.

8 p.m. $15.